07.01.17

On a bright blue-sky day in early July, Niantic Park comes alive with banners, music blasting from speakers, and kids of all ages and backgrounds dribbling basketballs and shooting jump shots. While this might not be unique in a city like New York or Chicago, on Martha’s Vineyard it is the once-a-year event that kicks off the rest of the summer’s basketball program in Oak Bluffs. It is the Battle in the Bluffs – or BITB – and the brand new Niantic Park courts, tucked behind the main streets of Oak Bluffs, are hot with all things basketball.

Mathea Morais

05.01.17

Frances McGuire's particular take on her "emotional home."

Libby Ellis

05.01.17

“I love working in a square. I feel as if it’s like a hug, a contained space. I love to get up close – paint bigger than life size. I like to engage.”

CK Wolfson

03.08.17

The wondrous weathervanes of Anthony Holand.

Nicole Grace Mercier

03.03.17

“I’ve always focused my paintings and sculpture on the abstract,” she said.

CK Wolfson

12.01.16

Kara Taylor’s creativity is not the sort to settle down.

Nicole Grace Mercier

12.01.16

The Island's official flag, bird, landmark, song and motto.

Paul Karasik

12.01.16

A plastic seagull souvenirIs hard to buy this time of year,As stores whose staff have taken wingHang placards saying “Closed till Spring!”

D.A.W.

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